Kylie Jenner, 20, about to become youngest self-made billionaire

Sergio Cunningham
July 12, 2018

Her surgically enhanced style has spawned a trend, plastic surgeons say, with more women requesting fuller lips. She's a mom. She's a model. But she said it was makeup that helped her breakout. "Thank you for this article and the recognition".

As you may have heard, the latest Forbes cover crowns Kylie Jenner, who is worth at least $900 million, as one of the richest self-made women in the United States. Let that sink in. Her media empire extended about as far as occasional appearances on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and her Tumblr account, Kalifornia Klasss, where she posted Roy Lichtenstein artworks and photos of lions. The thing is though, Kylie may be the best businesswoman in her famous family.

All together, Jenner's earnings put her fourth in Forbes' annual ranking of America's richest self-made women. Resellers are even selling her $29 kits on eBay for up to $1,000.

Adding millions from TV programs, endorsements and after-tax dividends from her company, Forbes said Jenner was "conservatively" worth $900 million. $854 million) worth of makeup, including an estimated $330 million (approx. Jenner owns 100% of it.

Two years on, Kylie now sell a whole range of other cosmetics from blushers and highlighers (or "Kylighters") to eyeshadow pallettes, lip glosses and brush kits. Zuckerberg now holds the record after passing the threshold at 23. The text beside her reads, "At 21, she's set to be the youngest-ever self-made billionaire".

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"Social media is an fantastic platform", Jenner says of the digital space she uses to her advantage. Her mother, Kris, handles the finance and PR in exchange for the 10 percent management cut she takes from all her children.

The math may add up, but the term "self made" is a stretch to say the least considering she has spent most of her life starring in one of the most successful reality shows ever.

Last month, ET caught up with Kim at the launch of her KKW Beauty and Fragrance pop-up shop in Los Angeles, where she revealed how her and husband Kanye West's eldest daughter, 5-year-old North, is already making her own beauty decisions.

"It has sold more than $630 million worth of makeup since, including an estimated $330m in 2017". Her plumped up lips undoubtedly helped her sell the lip kits that do NOT include the fillers responsible for her ideal pout.

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